Table 2

Characteristics of parental caregivers of children with T1DM interviewed

CharacteristicInterviewee (n=20)
Children
Age (years), mean±SD10.6±2.45
Onset age of T1DM, mean±SD7.2±2.4
Insulin regimen, n (%)
Insulin pump use8 (40)
Daily injections12 (60)
Gender, n (%)
Male7 (35)
Female13 (65)
Parents
Age (years), mean±SD39.45±6.21
Gender, n (%)
Male (self-identified as father)8 (40)
Female (self-identified as mother)12 (60)
Current employment status, n (%)
Full-time8 (40)
Part-time6 (30)
Not working6 (30)
Highest education level, n (%)
Junior high (middle) school or some high school6 (30)
High school diploma6 (30)
Technical school (2-year degree or equivalent)3 (15)
Bachelor’s degree (4-year degree or equivalent)5 (25)
Monthly income (¥/US$), n (%)
<3077/5005 (25)
3077–11 428/500–17009 (45)
>11 428/17006 (30)
  • T1DM, type 1 diabetes mellitus.